Dispatches from the Head

WTF - Larry King on why he interviews.

Full episode out 11/25


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Sean November 26, 2013 at 12:42 am

Don’t feel to bad about Larry not knowing who you are.  I remember his interview of Tom Petty about ten years ago. Larry says to Tom, “I must admit, I have never heard of you.”

Jorge November 26, 2013 at 9:54 am

I don’t know why but I feel that I learned a lot of things from this episode. Nice job Marc despite Mr. King’s time management issues.

MG November 27, 2013 at 9:27 am

Weird interview. King sounds like an a-hole. He prides himself on listening but it doesn’t sound like he listened to you. I used to like King. Not so much anymore. Yet another member of the “Greatest Generation” who is not so great. Good job, hanging in there, Marc. Yikes.

matt santos November 28, 2013 at 4:59 am

I was worried listening to your intro- almost expecting a Gallagher-esque show. Maybe because as a much younger man I listened intently to King’s Open Phone America and felt like King was talking directly to me- I often feel the same way listening to WTF.
What I heard on this podcast was an old man telling great stories that were being navigated by you, a skilled interviewer. This was one of my favorite WTF’s- one of the greats of the past being directed by one of the greats of the present.
I’m not going to second guess what was going through your mind, but for me as a listener, it appeared to be a great interview- thanks marc for some great listening

Henry December 01, 2013 at 4:39 pm

Larry says he’s totally intrigued by everyone he meets even on planes,, I know a person who sat next to him in first class. He lifted his ass and farted on her. Classy dude right??

Lee Stringer December 01, 2013 at 9:24 pm

Is it just me, or did it sound as if Marc wanted to cry when he was talking to himself, before the interview started. Heard a slight tremble in his voice…although that might also be the tremble that starts in his voice before he starts yelling. Ah well, Sadness is the mother of Anger.

I found it difficult to listen to the rest of the interview because I could still sense the awkwardness. Marc`s first 10 questions sounded almost zombie-like, in that you can still hear his mind mulling over the previous awkwardness. It wasn`t until about the half way mark that he seemed actually focused on the interview.

Still fascinating in its own way.

Ann Chagnot December 02, 2013 at 8:11 am

have a rather negative impression of King now, he claims he’s such a great listener but he barely let Marc finish his questions that being said, Marc shouldn’t be surprised that Larry hadn’t heard of him, lots of people haven’t..